Saints preserve us from the roundabout
To the Editor:
I find it preposterous that one vote, the deciding vote, by one individual who openly and unashamedly stated he was doing the bidding of a select Oak Bluffs group, has now given us, the MV public users of the roadways, an unwieldy, impractical, accident-producing monstrosity.
I am frankly aghast. As an 80-year-old frequent traveler abroad, I have endured ample opportunity to utilize these treacherous roundabouts.They can be dangerous and life-threatening, as one is forced into a mad scurry entering the already rushing circular maelstrom in times of high usage. Ditto for exiting.
The entire plan is diabolical and beyond this old lady's comprehension.and ability to cope. I imagine other senior citizens, of whom we have many here, will agree, as will confounded visitors. As other dissidents have suggested, we then will endure longer-than-ever lines in Edgartown and Vineyard Haven, in addition to the poor hapless souls unable to venture into the whirling circular racetrack from the opposite directions. May saints preserve us.
I suggest that an Island-wide democratic vote be demanded by the Island populace who otherwise will become the unwitting innocent victims of this disastrous undertaking, made possible by one lone vote. Help.